Lot 14 - Precious Opara - Giving it over
Lot 14 - Precious Opara - Giving it over

Lot 14 - Precious Opara - Giving it over

Watercolour and acrylic on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Cura Art

ARTIST INFO

About 

Precious Opara, born in South London (1997), is an artist building a practice that explores surreal intersections between the human body and natural landscapes. Using painting, collage, and site-specific installation, she looks to evoke tangible emotional experiences for viewers. In her work, natural surroundings play a crucial role, providing a location-less and liberating space where Opara depicts the body authentically while allowing her visual style to coexist seamlessly.Having completed recent residencies in Tuscany and Giessenburg, Opara has turned her focus to water as a powerful narrative tool for expression. This exploration has led to introspective discussions on emotional immersion in physical natural spaces. In 2022, Opara made her gallery debut in London and Nigeria, expanding on the agency of natural elements. Her practice remains deeply informed by the influence of nature and her ability to abstract the sense of reality to translate a seemingly inanimate emotional conversion. 

Education 

London College of Fashion (BA) - Creative Direction for Fashion 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

Reclaiming The Nymph, 

Gillian Jason Gallery, 

2022 -Under The Blue Shade, 

Roman Road Gallery,  

2023 -FEMME F(R)ICTION, C1760 Gallery,  

2023 -PDA,  

Yusto Giner Gallery, 2023 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

Drawing on the molecular kinship between human and aquatic bodies; in this composition a mid-metamorphic figure appears to join the water flow above a greater sea. This work is in response to the question of individual will against the openness of fate. The merging of the two bodies, expresses a conclusion of an eventual embrace signified through the water's omnipotent current. 

 

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